Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Earrings on Summer Clearance Sale

You can find an array of earrings on sale at my shopGypsy Moon Designs

There are these cool bohemian style metal earrings in several colors marked down to $13 from $18.

Small bell flowers topped with Swarovski crystals are available in several colors for only $7.
Gypsy Moon Designs

Monday, August 24, 2009

Handing out your Business Cards at Craft Shows

I sell at two craft show each weekend throughout the Summer. I hand out hundreds of my business cards for my online Etsy shop Gypsy Moon Designs This Saturday I sold this Charoite necklace set which is a bit pricey to a women who lives in Michigan. She vacations each Summer in Montana and had my card from last year. She told me that she had been eying this necklace online and couldn't wait to see it in person. It thrilled me to hear that!

Saturday I had another customer who bought several pieces and I offered her my card. She told me my shop is book marked in her favorites. Another thrilling thing to hear!

Now, for some synchronicity...A few weeks ago I sold this Charoite necklace set to a woman also from Michigan. I am a born and raised Michigander and found it so interesting that this stone necklace set keeps selling to my fellow Michiganders.

Monday, August 17, 2009

Funky Hats at Jaxons Jazz on Etsy

This month I am featuring a fun Etsy shop called Jaxons Jazz. I met Jackie, the hat designer at the People's Market in Missoula, Montana. It is always fun to meet other Etsy shopkeeper's.

Last week we did a trade and I now sport one of her fun hats. They are so comfy and stylish. I love mine!

Jax Hats are made from 100% preloved sweaters and t-shirts. They have a cute flapper style that looks great on everyone who wears it! They are light weight, just right for summer. She adds cute coordinating brims to these fun hats. Depending on your mood, you can wear the brim down or turn it up.

Jackie even makes her own Fimo clay buttons that most of the hats sport along with a JAX logo.

She even makes infant and toddler hats. This little one looks so precious in her hat! You can see her baby doll modeling the infant hat.

If you are in Missoula come by the Saturday Market and check out Jaxons Jazz or online at Etsy. You can see more of these fun hats by following this link.Jaxons Jazz

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Summer of 2009 Craft Show Season

It has been an incredible season so far. My best ever. I spoke to a friend who said she was listening to the radio program "Money Matters" and that a women on the program said her mom is having the best season since the 1980's. I started selling at shows in the mid 1990's and always heard how wonderful the 80's were.

As a one woman business and two shows each weekend I am finding no time to list new designs onto my online stores. I hope to start listing again after Labor Day.

With two shows a week it sure pushes ones creativity to come up with new designs. So many of my customers come by each weekend to see what I have new.

Also, price pyramiding really boost sales. I have items that range from $6 to $300. My bread and butter sales are in the $15 to $20 range. A great sales day is made when I sell a high dollar piece.

Hope everyone is having a stellar season! Cheers!
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